People of Hope

We do church differently...and you are invited!

Please scroll down this page to learn about People of Hope's

response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

We welcome all to explore and grow in a loving relationship with God in our changing world.

As a church of the welcoming God, our congregation, centered on the teachings and example of Jesus Christ, is committed to removing all barriers which might prevent us from fulfilling our mission as a loving community. To that end, we continually weigh ourselves against God's welcoming standards and strive to welcome all - including, but not limited to - people of every race, nationality, age, political affiliation, marital status, gender identity, economic or social status, sexual orientation, mental and physical abilities...

Important Worship Update

 

We have an exciting worship update to share with you this week. At our last meeting, the Mission Leader Team approved a plan to invite people back into the worship space for in-person worship!

Beginning Sunday, August 1, we invite up to, but no more than 30 people to attend our 10:30 service (which will continue to be live-streamed). Why so few people? We have some logistical things we would like to experiment with and practice before inviting more folks to attend indoors, to ensure everything runs smoothly when they do. These services will be socially distanced and we will be asking unvaccinated folks to wear their masks while indoors. At this point, we will also ask those attending to bring their own communion elements with them as well. 

We will be continuing our 9a outdoor, in-person worship service throughout the summer.

The current plan is to keep our indoor worship gatherings like this throughout the month of August so that we are prepared to resume full in-person worship on Sunday, September 12. 

 

We are going to ask people to sign-up to attend these indoor services during the month of August so that we can have a handle on numbers. This worship sign-up will be included in next week’s eNews.

 

Thank you for your patience during these past months. This has been an interesting experience for us all, and we are super excited about this next step!

 

Pastor Dan

Last Week's Worship Service

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 Meet our Pastor

Rev. Dan Doering has served as the Pastor of People of Hope since 2010. He is a graduate of the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and has a passion for connecting faith with everyday life.

Contact Us

3703 Country Club Road Southwest
Rochester, MN 55902

507-280-9766

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